Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Barack Obama: Yes We Can

Barack Obama came up short in the New Hampshire primary, losing by 2%. However, his speech was one of the best political speeches I have ever heard. I heard Obama's Jefferson and Jackson speech and in person, his Iowa victory speech, and his 2004 DNC speech, and I think this one is his best yet.

5 comments:

The Real Sporer said...

Yeah, real good speech. America is hungry for someone who says that we really can accomplish things if we try.

Obama's attraction in the D primary is pretty easy to understand. Edwards is sort of like the Hollywood biopic of Eugene Debs and lets face ii, Hillary inspires little enthusiam. My God her crowds are old and dead. (They had every person under 40 in the room on the stage behind her last night).

Obama is inspiring and that speech might be a big difference maker in South Carolina.

Nevada, home of the kleptocrats, is too crooked for Obama. Clintons and Harry Reid will deliver that one. Barack has a great chance in that one, and, if so, to win Florida.

However, the "can" he has in mind might not sell so well, however good it generically sounds and is expressed, when subject to some level of intellectual challenge.

We shall see.

Anonymous said...

It must be a personality thing. I watched the speech and just don't find his rhetoric inspiring at all. I feel that he and his supporters are attaching too much weight to what he would be able to accomplish through the force of his charisma.

I agree with Mr. Sporer about how Obama's talk won't play as well once we're through the primaries. I fear Obama will get eaten alive in the general if he has to face McCain. He would beat Romney, however, and would have a fighting chance against Huckabee.

desmoinesdem

The Real Sporer said...

Impressive opposition research from DesDem.

Anonymous said...

This speech has been compared to Martin Luther King Jr. It really doesn't matter. He's got carisma and heart, and honestly, that's what America needs. As a paramedic I've seen first hand what the health care of America has, and it's circling the drains fast. If he can deliver behind such strong words, then who knows, maybe we'll have the next Roosevelt, or Lincoln. Change is always been demanded once corruption and dispare have settled in. Good for him, I hope he can back it up.

Yancy said...

I'd rather have a President that can inspire millions to be better individuals even if he doesn't do much on Capitol Hill. Imagine a teacher trying to give more to her students or a criminal deciding to live an honest life. THAT would make America better.